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Subject: Re: Why Spinoza Had No Aesthetics
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:10:35 -0500
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David,

You responded to Miss Room's exposition with an insight and precision
worthy of her finer points.  Your discussion of Red / Blue Heelers provided
just the right balance to elucidate, at least for this reader, the subtler
gradations of her original argument.

Grazie Tanto!

Steve



On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 8:51 AM, David Shengold <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Subject:     Why Spinoza Had No Aesthetics
> From:     Genevieve Castle Room <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To:    Genevieve Castle Room <[log in to unmask]>
> Date:    Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:02:29 -0500
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> "The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD), or simply Cattle Dog, is a breed of
> herding dog originally developed in Australia for droving cattle over long
> distances across rough terrain. The Australian Cattle Dog is a
> medium-sized, short-coated dog that occurs in two main colour forms. It has
> either brown or black hair distributed fairly evenly through a white coat,
> which gives the appearance of a "red" or "blue" dog.
>
> As with dogs from other working breeds, the Australian Cattle Dog is
> energetic and intelligent with an independent streak. It responds well to
> structured training, particularly if it is interesting and challenging. It
> was originally bred to herd by biting, and is known to nip running
> children. It forms a strong attachment to its owners, and can be protective
> of them and their possessions. It is easy to groom and maintain, requiring
> little more than brushing during the shedding period. The most common
> health problems are deafness and progressive blindness (both hereditary
> conditions) and accidental injury; otherwise, it is a robust breed with a
> lifespan of 12 to 14 years.
>
> In the 19th century, New South Wales cattle farmer Thomas Hall crossed the
> dogs used by drovers in his parents' home county, Northumberland, with
> dingoes he had tamed. The resulting dogs were known as Halls Heelers. After
> Hall's death in 1870, the dogs became available beyond the Hall family and
> their associates. They were subsequently developed into two modern breeds:
> the Australian Cattle Dog and the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog. Robert
> Kaleski, who wrote the first standard for the breed, was influential in its
> development.
>
> It has been nicknamed a "Red Heeler" or "Blue Heeler" on the basis of its
> colouring and practice of moving reluctant cattle by nipping at their
> heels. Dogs from a line bred in Queensland, Australia, which were
> successful at shows and at stud in the 1940s, were called "Queensland
> Heelers" to differentiate them from lines bred in New South Wales; this
> nickname is now occasionally applied to any Australian Cattle Dog."
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